Friday, February 10, 2012

Frolic Quilt is Quilted

I love that even though I have no machine right now, I have a quilt that has been quilted and is ready for binding.  Why is this?  Because Natalia of Piece N Quilt custom machine quilted my frolic quilt that I made based on her Figgy Christmas quilt tutorial. Natalia has graciously allowed me to post the photos that she took and post them on my blog.  I hope to take some photos myself once I receive the quilt back in the mail.

Here's a picture of the quilt after Natalia quilted it.  Look familiar? 

I asked Natalia to quilt flowers in each of the blocks.  The fabric, Frolic by Sandy Gervais, has a lot of fun, funky flowers in it and these flowers play off of that.  I especially love the three pebbles in each petal.  How cute.
In the sashing I asked for a figure eight design ad I think it looks really great here.  She also quilted tiny flowers in the 2" cornerstones.
I'm not the best at applique.  Actually, I can do a decent job if I want, I just don't have the patience for it.  Natalia's pattern called for applique in this white section, bit instead I asked Natalia to quilt some similar flowers in different colored thread so that they'd pop.  I like the way this came out.
Finally, Natalia quilted more flowers, but this time with some stems in the upper most section.  She quilted a bunch of pebbles around the flowers to make them pop. 

Now, I don't know how many of you remember my Figgy Pudding quilt that I made and quilted entirely using pebbles?  Well, I swore off pebbles for a while after quilting that quilt.  I remember I used up more than a dozen bobbins on that tiny 46" square quilt!  Yikes.  What I'm getting at is that I have total respect for Natalia for quilting all of those pebbles.  I know it's easier on a long arm, but still. 

Thank you Natalia.  I can't wait to see it in person.  There's nothing like running your hands across a newly quilted quilt.  Yup, the first thing I'm going to do is just rub my hands all of the quilt and admire the texture.

Fabric: Frolic by Sandy Gervais (Moda)
Pattern: Figgy Christmas by Natalia Bonner
Batting: HOBBS Wool batting
Machine Quilting: Natalia Bonner


  1. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing. I did her original quilt and loved it!

  2. This is so beautiful! I am searching for kona solids to go with the fabric line and found you! I will search to see if you posted the quilt in another post!